Dhaka: Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan said on Friday that he does not believe compatriot Mustafa Kamal’s quitting as International Cricket Council (ICC) president will affect cricketing ties between Bangladesh and India.
Hassan said the event of Kamal’s stepping down was “unfortunate” and that it would have been better if it had not happened, reports bdnews24.com.
Kamal was critical of “controversial” umpiring decisions in the Bangladesh-India World Cup quarter-final match on March 19 in Melbourne.
He had called the International Cricket Council an “Indian Cricket Council” and said he would step down as president, if needed, after the match.
Then a massive spat erupted between Kamal and ICC chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan, after the Indian presented the World Cup to winners Australia at Melbourne on March 29.
Kamal quit his position in the ICC on his return to the country.
It is believed the move may affect the cricket ties between the two countries. Hassan, however, ruled that out.
“I can’t find any reason (for this to rupture the relation of India and Bangladesh). We are not complaining against any specific country. We have spoken about umpiring. We stressed why technology was not used when it was readily available,” he concluded.